This was our first trip to Lisbon and I’m glad we chose Alfama for a base. It gets a bit crowded with cruise ship tourists but at night it has a nice vibe. We liked the hipster bars and restaurants next to the cathedral and the terrace at Memmo Hotel for a cocktail at sunset. The apartment is spacious and secure. It can get noisy but you soon adjust. You see it at its best in the morning with the windows wide open and the sun flooding in – with a good book and a coffee from the nice cafe next door, it’s a struggle to leave! Ana was a lovely host and couldn’t do enough for us. We chose well.